Barking Rugby Football Club

Barking Rugby Football Club

Barking Under 9's host Braintree.

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A debut for new player Stuart Chesney.

Barking under 9’s played for the first time in a few weeks, with training and fixtures postponed due to the glorious winter weather. Braintree brought with them a very sizable squad whilst Barking had but one spare. The first match kicked off with Braintree running a fast try over the line almost as soon as the whistle had blown. The Barking boys tried to respond but were closed down at every opportunity by a very well disciplined defensive line that Braintree had. Mean while Barking were made to pay for every loose ball by way of more tries from Braintree. Ronnie H and Leo worked well vying for the rucks but again were muscled away by their opposition. Josh T made had a few good driving runs through Braintree’s pack but was closed down. Some decent runs were put in by the backs and Skipper Danny but to no avail. The boys played some good rugby but were unfortunately outplayed by a larger team.

Final score Braintree 45 Barking 0


The second match saw a debut from new player Stuart Chesney who took to the field and played well alongside the rest of the team. Barking had taken into account what they had been told by the coach after the first match and made some great tackles. Luca and Jack especially trying to stem the attack from the opposition had some crunching tackles. The game was stopped on a few occasions for Braintree to make replacements. Unfortunately for Barking the stream of fresh Braintree players seemed endless. Again Barking could not answer to Braintree’s drilled mauls and were made to pay. Although Barking ended up losing and not being able to put the ball over the line they came off of the pitch with smiles on their faces and knowing they had played some good rugby against a good team.

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Final score Braintree 45 Barking 0

Barking squad – Captain Danny Batstone, Leo Hillsden, Ronnie Fox, Luka Gelovani, Ronnie Heavey, Josh Thomson, Ben Skinner, Jack Cook, Harry Wright and Debut player Stuart Chesney.

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